How do you find balance?
Doing something like the picture above would probably kill me.
I’m terrified of heights.
Ten Things I Would Like To Do Before I Die
I am awful at making lists like this. First I over think it. Then I contemplate it seriously. Then I realize I just need to put something. Then I come up with meaningless things to fulfill the requirements.
So, the question again comes up about finding balance. And that is kinda how you have to live each day. Find a balance between what you have to do and what you want to do. Find a balance between what is too safe and what is too risky.
They say moderation is the key.
If you are life me you like to take things to the extreme sometimes but then only after they don’t work do you accept the moderation. Extreme exercising. Extreme laziness. Then a middle road.
This morning I read a story of a local kid, just turned 22 on Monday, who then got run over accidently on a construction site, by his own father. Man that is hard. Life can end at any moment. Yet sometimes I act like I am going to live forever and put things off.
And how about living after you accidently kid your own flesh and blood? The mental anguish must be devastating. I truly feel bad for the guy and his family. This must be an extremely difficult time.
But despite tragedy, live moves onward…
What do I want to do with my remaining moment here on this earth?
A) Be Kind Quickly
Any time I am unkind I hope to quickly make a correction. I need to be kind. I know I mess up enough and need the kindness of others. But mostly I need to be kind because it spreads and has infinite positive impact.
B) Be Alert In The Moment
The past is always there to reflect upon. The future is always ahead. But we can only be right now. It is important to always remember this and be in the present moment. I show people I care when I pay attention to them rather than zone out or get distracted by my devices.
C) Hold Fast Hope
It is incredibly easy to get discouraged. Information is overwhelming. I once heard something about the information we are now exposed to in ONE day is more than past people were exposed to in their entire lifetime. I don’t know if that’s true, but it seems plausible.
With that information overload comes tons of bad news.
Despite that, I hope to hold fast hope.
D) Dig Deeper
I have been told I am too deep sometimes. I get what that means, but I don’t. I like to take thoughts and turn them over in my mind. To inspect them. Contemplate on them. Examine them. And then asses them. I like to have meaning and purpose to actions, thoughts, and my life.
It gets uncomfortable. But I think it is worth it.
Or at least interesting sometimes.
E) Eat Healthier
I am always battling with myself to eat healthier. I love food. And I have never really struggled with weight-loss so I have not had that sort of issue to deal with. I do however know that when I eat bad, I feel bad.
The body is simple: Put crap in and you get crap out. Put good stuff in and well, you still have to poop, but it is less crappy.
F) Follow Through
I start a million things a day. And I finish about one a month. Or at least it seems that way sometimes. I feel as if I have so much I want to accomplish. Or get to do. Yet I forget to finish what I started. I want to follow through more. To make it to the end.
But with the end comes sadness. Maybe that is why I avoid it.
Perhaps that is too deep.
G) Go The Distance
This is like following through, yet it has more to do with endurance. It is easy to finish up small projects. It is harder to keep long commitments. Yet things that are meaningful usually tend to require bigger levels of commitment. I want to always go the distance and strive for excellence. I want to succeed.
Whatever that means…
H) Have Peace
World peace would be great. But personal peace would be better. Well, personally… I’m just being honest. I am at peace usually. But there is internal tumult at times. The war on food. And other struggles.
You know, all my first world problems.
I want to continue to create and innovate. I want to be an atomic idea machine. I want my life to make everyone else’s life better, even if only in a small way. I want to be loved. I want to be remembered.
But mostly I don’t want to be bored.
Humor is like oxygen to me.
I need to laugh to live.
I love being amused and being amusing. I just hope to bring a smile to someone each and every day. I used to be terrible at smiling. People would often tell me to smile more. I hope that I am getting better at this.
K) Know My Limits And Then Break Them
I am no longer content with just getting by. I want more. I am capable of great things. I am confident.
And then I fall apart.
I want to know my limits so I can then break them. I want to find my edge. The ends of my comfort zones and then get uncomfortable. I want to grow. I want to change. I want to develop.
Mostly I just want to sleep.
I want to love and be loved. I want to love greatly because I was first loved greatly. I want to return the love I’ve been given to the world.
Staying still becomes too comfortable. I love change. I want to move. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritually. I don’t want to become stagnant. I want to grow and be better.
Also I want to live in a different place. I love Texas. But sometimes you gotta get out there and see the world.
That’s all I have got for now.
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